Statement at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. United States Congress. October 5th, 2017.

In 10 years of the “Security Strategy”, supported by the Merida Initiative more than 200 thousand people have been murdered and at least 33,482 persons have been disappeared. The “Security Strategy” has failed in Mexico mainly because of impunity and corruption. Moreover, impunity and corruption have fueled the human rights crisis and the dismantling of our justice institutions. We encourage the US Congress to endorse and support the 14 recommendations to Mexico of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, which starts with the creation of an Advisory Council of renowned, independent, international experts, to diagnose and identify the avenues to end with impunity and corruption in Mexico.

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